Why you should Attend the Event

Help grow your business and improve relationships through face time with the key players in the region’s trillion dollar construction market


Get practical technology adoption insights from case studies delivered by the region’s leading clients, contractors and consultants.


Get insight into how the industry will be transformed over the next decade and stay ahead as technology adoption accelerates


Stay competitive by under-standing which technologies will best reduce operational costs, improve safety and boost the productivity of your projects


Assess the most promising technology applications so that you can make the right investment decisions


Meet the Global Leaders turning technology hype into real success in the Built Environment

The construction industry is on the cusp of a new era. Building it greener, cheaper faster, safer.

CTF 2019 brings together leaders from around the globe to discuss real technology use-cases in today’s mega projects.

With over 200+ senior delegates, 50+ superstar speakers and 15+ countries represented don’t miss out on 2 full days of insights and use-case scenarios at the only dedicated ConTech event in the region!

Construction Technology Forum Highlights 2018


Ahmed Al Khatib

Chief Development and Delivery Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai

Djamil Yahia-Ouahmed

Head of Data & AI, Vinci Construction

Aref Boualwan

Senior Manager, Innovation CCC

Yasser Baaj

Vice President, Dubox

Dr. Marwan Abu Ebeid

Sr. BIM Manager, Turner International Middle East Ltd

Peter Jones

Technical Director, Skanska UK

David Wilson

Chief Innovation Officer, Bechtel

Shwan Alhashimi

Managing Director, Archiplexus

Will your solutions disrupt the region’s construction market?

Can you help transform the region’s construction industry making it greener, safer and more efficient? Is your advice integral to the successful technology adoption in the market? 

If so, partner with us.


View the full forum agenda with details of all the sessions and all confirmed speakers.

09:00 AM - 09.10 AM

Opening Remarks By Chairperson

09.10 AM - 09.30 AM Opening presentation

The Future of Construction: 3 Technology Scenarios For 2050

09.30 AM - 10.00 AM Panel Discussion

Job Site 2050: How Construction Mega trends Will Transform the Industry

This forward-looking session addresses how megatrends such as virtual construction, pre-fabrication, wireless monitoring, big data and robotics could impact the future of construction and considers the technologies required to get there.

Panellists include:

  • Chris Seymour, Managing Director, Mott MacDonald Middle East
  • David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer, Bechtel
  • Ahmed Al Khatib, Chief Development and Delivery Officer, Expo 2020

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Panel Discussion

Closing The Gap Between Old And New World – What It Will Take To Move The Industry Forward Beyond Technology

There’s no shortage of technologies disrupting the way traditional industries function. There’s no denying that the world is closer than ever to implementing such solutions and there’s no denying that the construction sector is in urgent needs of a tech revolution. However, the industry lacks behind its peers when it comes to deploying smart technologies and has failed to increase in productivity in decades. With the traditional industry mindset unwelcoming of digital technology – what will it take move the industry forward?

Panellists include:

  • Aref Boualwan, Senior Manager Innovation, CCC

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM

Opening Remarks By Chairperson

09.10 - 9.40 AM

What To Build In? What To Building Out? Avoiding The Pitfalls In Prefabricated Housing

There is no doubt that the more you can build off-site has increased benefits for projects and an earlier return in investment. So why have so many schemes failed? This session reveals the key things to consider when investing in pre-fab from the offset and on a per project basis and shares the common mistakes so that you can avoid them.


Panellists include:

  • Yasser Baaj, Vice President, Dubox
  • Roken AlKhalig

9.40 AM - 10.00 AM

Building A Sustainable High Rise in 19 Days

The Chinese modular mogul built a 57-storey tower in just 19 days with a prefabricated construction technique helping it cut back on 15,000 deliveries, on dust and pollution.


  • Roken AlKhalig

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Technology Disruption In Modular and Prefabricated Construction

Offsite manufacturing provides increased opportunity for technology to automate and standardise construction processes leading to increased safety and efficiency. Our experts review how technology can disrupt the planning, building, assembly and monitoring of prefabricated buildings with insights from some of the most automated factories in the world.


Panellists include:

  • Neil Shackleton,Project Director, ALEC Engineering and Contracting

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